Japanese site Getnews.jp recently conducted a user survey of around 1,000 Internet users as to their thoughts on the cost of Nintendo’s 3DS in Japan, which was recently announced with a retail price of 25,000 yen (approximately $300 USD) attached to it.
Poll results from the survey are as illustrated in the graph below:
Participants weighed in with their opinions, too. Here are some choice quotes that Getnews mention:
“On launch date, I hesitate to buy it.”
“After seeing the specs, I think the performance for a mobile device over 20,000 yen is a little high.”
“For a device that plays MP4 videos, 25,000 yen I can comprehend; for a standalone game machine I think it’s high.”
“A little high, but I think it’s in within a tolerable range. I really wanted Kid Icarus and Mega Man Legends 3.
“I think it’s expensive in comparison to the functions of an iPod Touch 8G.”
“The Super Famicom had a regular price of 25,000 yen.”
“A little high. I’ll wait and see for the first price cut.”
“It isn’t a suitable price for a children’s toy.”